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Haya calls on supporters to help UN

  June 26, 2009 at 3:57 am by

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, a United Nations Messenger of Peace, has called in a televised message to the public to give donations to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The call comes to help hundreds of thousands of people in Pakistan who live in shelters who have escaped from conflicts between Government forces and militants in the North West Frontier Province. “Millions have been forced … Continue reading

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Magazine editor who criticized King questioned

  June 26, 2009 at 2:38 am by

A Moroccan magazine that criticized the Moroccan King Mohammed has been stopped by the government. The editor of the magazine was called in for questioning by police under orders of the judiciary and the Interior Ministry. The editor questioned usefulness of the parliamentary elections in a country where the monarchy wields ultimate power. He also published an article questioning the Prophet Mohammad. “The prime minister expresses … his profound indignation … Continue reading

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Haya speaks at Global Humanitarian Forum

  June 25, 2009 at 3:44 pm by

Princess Haya joined a panel of experts where she talked about the struggles poor women face and the need to reach out to women to influence policy. Princess Haya also highlighted the need to use women to make a change through the existing routes which are established by UN agencies on other programmes. “Women are at the heart of poverty and account for 70 percent of those most affected by … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma attends meeting in Tunis

  June 25, 2009 at 1:01 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma attended and spoke at the 4th meeting of the Higher Council of the Arab Women which is being held in Tunis this year. Speaking on Thursday at the meeting, Lalla Salma spoke about women empowerment in Morocco saying that the Kingdom has gone along way in gender equality and enhancing women’s participation in the management of public affairs, in central and local government, in parliament, as well … Continue reading

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Mozah is new member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts

  June 25, 2009 at 4:23 am by

In a ceremony held yesterday for Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Misnad upon becoming a permanent member of the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts of Institute de France in Paris, Sheikha Mozah gave a speech where she spoke about education and civilisations. The event was attended by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and a few Qatar and French ministers. The Emir and his wife are on a … Continue reading

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Three-Day State Visit from Qatar to France

  June 23, 2009 at 4:45 am by

Qatar Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah are on a 3 day state visit to France. The Emir was welcomed at the Elysee Palace in Paris yesterday by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Emir of Qatar and President Sarkozy held talks on ways of boosting bilateral ties,and reviewed a set of regional and international issues. HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad met Carla Bruni, wife of the … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania at No 10

  June 22, 2009 at 4:47 pm by

His Majesty King Abdullah II held talks with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London on July 22. They discussed efforts to launch serious negotiations to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution. His Majesty said “Failure to reach peace and the continuation of the conflict threaten Israel, the Palestinians, Arab states as well as world peace and stability.” King Abdullah and Prime Minister also talked … Continue reading

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Queen Rania launches the Tourism Paths Initiative

  June 17, 2009 at 4:38 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania on Tuesday launched the Tourism Paths Initiative and inspect community empowerment projects designed to take advantage of the area’s unique heritage and natural resources in the village of Rasoun in the Ajloun Governorate. During the visit, Queen Rania also toured the Tourism Path in Rasoun which is part of an initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities which takes you through a thousand-year-old olive … Continue reading

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Rania opens Queen Rania Teachers Academy

  June 16, 2009 at 6:30 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania inaugurating the Queen Rania Teachers Academy (QRTA) on Wednesday at the US Columbia University Global Center in Amman. The academy will aim to train professionals in Jordan and the region through a partnership with Columbia University in the United States on modern and innovative teaching methods. Queen Rania in her speech said “Today, as boundaries blur and travel increases, a son of Jordan not only competes … Continue reading

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Moroccan Crown Prince Completes 1st Grade

  June 16, 2009 at 5:10 am by

The Crown Prince of Morocco, Moulay El Hassan, finished his first school year at the Royal Palace’s Ecole Princière in Rabat. King Mohammed VI, his wife Princess Lalla Salma and daughter Princess Lalla Khadija attended an end of year ceremony at the school. Prince Moulay El Hassan gave a speech at the begining of the ceremony, which was followed by songs and plays in four languages: Arabic, English, Spanish and … Continue reading

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Sheikh Hamdan as President’s Representative

  June 14, 2009 at 5:31 am by

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, former deputy prime minister of the UAE, has been appointed by Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE, as his representative in the Western Region according to a decree issued by Sheikh Khalifa. Sheikh Hamdan is also chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority, chairman of the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi and chairman of the UAE Foreign Aid Coordination Office. He had previously served as Minister of … Continue reading

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Queen Rania meets Young Entrepreneurs

  June 14, 2009 at 5:20 am by

On Wednesday June 10, Her Majesty Queen Rania met with young people participating in the Global Business Opportunities Programme from Jordan, Argentina and South Africa. She said that young people should practise teamwork and learn from other cultures to implement successful business projects. Queen Rania also said that people have to benefit from the experience and knowledge of global communities in order to implement their own projects. Queen Rania listened … Continue reading

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Jordan Royals attend 10th anniversary celebration

  June 10, 2009 at 3:11 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania were greeted with thousands of Jordanians who gathered on the Royal motorcade’s route, holding Jordanian flags and pictures of the King, singing national songs and dancing on the capital’s streets on Tuesday as their Majesties headed to Amman’s Stadium to attend a major event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the King’s accession to the Throne. Around 15,000 Jordanians from all ages attended … Continue reading

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Dubai Ruler meets Queen Elizabeth at Epsom Derby

  June 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his wife HRH Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussain met with Queen Elizabeth II of England while attending the Epsom Derby race. Sheikh Mohammed and Queen Elizabeth talked about horse racing in England and in Dubai, as well as the horses owned by Sheikh Mohammed. Queen Elizabeth wished Sheikh Mohammed all the … Continue reading

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Saudi King and Obama hold talks

  June 4, 2009 at 2:35 pm by

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the king Abdullah’s ranch at Al-Janadriyah. King Abdullah and President Obama discussed regional and international developments topped by the Palestinian issue and Saudi-US cooperation in all fields as well as the world financial crisis. Saudi King Abdullah thanked President Obama by saying “I thank the president for this visit and … Continue reading

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Jordan King holds talks with UAE President

  June 3, 2009 at 3:00 am by

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks with His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and means to develop and bolster them in all fields and views on current Arab and international developments. The meeting was attended by General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikkhs and senior officials. … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania Watch Daughter win Fourth Place

  June 3, 2009 at 1:24 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania attended the King Abdullah II Award for Physical Fitness awards which took place on Sunday evening. Their daughter, 12 year old Princess Iman, took part in the competitions and won fourth place overall in her age group. King Abdullah and Queen Rania’s youngest son, Prince Hashem, was watching his eldest sisiter participate while sitting on his mother’s lap throughout the ceremony. Over 305,000 … Continue reading

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Haya hosts Derby Party in London

  June 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm by

HRH Princess Haya of Jordan hosted a Derby Festival in support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation on May 12th. The event took place at the Kensington Roof Gardens with 350 people attending. The party is one of the most prestigious events in the summer sporting and social calendar. It was also held in support of this year’s official Investec Derby Festival charity The Starlight Children’s Foundation. Starlight is the UK’s … Continue reading

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Princess Haya is Patron of WSPCCA

  June 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm by

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, United Nations Messenger of Peace, has accepted to become the global patron for the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa (WSPCCA). WSPCCA is a charity organisation that facilitates life-saving heart surgery for underprivileged children from across Africa who suffer from congenital heart conditions. Princess Haya said, “The WSPCCA is an organisation that reflects the values and beliefs that I hold dear. In addition, … Continue reading

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Royals in Valentino: from Wedding Dresses to Daytime Suits

  June 1, 2009 at 11:11 am by

Italian designer Valentino has been designing wedding dresses for future Queens to daytime suits worn by varioues royals in Europe and the Middle East. Valentino’s creations are worn by Queens, Crown Princesses and Princesses. Most of his creations worn by royals have been shown on either the Haute Couture runway or on the pret-a-porter runway and altered. Valentino designed Princess Máxima’s pre-wedding dress which was made out of orange embroidered … Continue reading

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